Animated Film directors and animation creators that were never nominated for an Academy Award had help with Academy Award animated feature and short film or live action films

by adog1990 | created - 27 May 2013 | updated - 26 Aug 2013 | Public

1. Gerald Potterton

Director | Heavy Metal

Gerald Potterton was born on March 8, 1931 in London, England. He is known for his work on Heavy Metal (1981), The Railrodder (1965) and Christmas Cracker (1963).

2. Ralph Bakshi

Director | Wizards

Ralph Bakshi worked his way up from Brooklyn and became an animation legend. Born on October 29, 1938, in Haifa, Bakshi grew up in Brownsville after his family came to New York to escape World War II. Bakshi attended the Thomas Jefferson High School and was later transferred to the High School of ...

4. Paul Sabella

Animation_department | Heavy Metal

Paul Sabella is known for his work on Heavy Metal (1981), RoboCop: Alpha Commando (1998) and Bob the Builder: Big Dino Dig (2011).

6. Richard Rich

Director | The Black Cauldron

Richard Rich (born May 1, 1949 in Orlando, Florida) is a director and producer, known for The Black Cauldron (1985), The Fox and the Hound (1981) and The Swan Princess (1994). Works at Disney, Warner Bros, Columbia, Lionsgate and Universal., But the studio naked RichCrest Studios, but he make a ...

7. Don Bluth

Director | Anastasia

Don Bluth was one of the chief animators at Disney to come to the mantle after the great one's death. He eventually became the animation director for such films as The Rescuers (1977) and Pete's Dragon (1977). Unfortunately, the quality of animation that Disney was producing at this point was not ...

9. Nelson Shin

Producer | Wanghu simcheong

Nelson Shin is the founder and president of Akom Productiion Co., Ltd. In the seventies, Shin worked as an animator at the DePatie-Freleng studio, where he worked on the "Pink Panther" films. He founded Akom in 1985, located in Seoul, South Korea. Much of the animation Shin's studio produced has ...

11. Darrell Rooney

Writer | Aladdin

Darrell Rooney is known for his work on Aladdin (1992), TRON (1982) and Beauty and the Beast (1991).

12. Rob LaDuca

Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Rob LaDuca was born on November 6, 1956. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Poltergeist (1982) and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001).

13. Martin Rosen

Producer | Watership Down

Worked as a theatre agent and talent scout before making films.

14. Abe Levitow

Director | The Phantom Tollbooth

Abe Levitow was an important member of the Chuck Jones production unit during the latter stages of the Golden Age of Animation. He animated some of the best-loved Looney Tunes cartoons of the 1950's, like Deduce, You Say (1956), Ali Baba Bunny (1957) and Robin Hood Daffy (1958). First signing on ...

16. Jay Stephens

Art_director | The Secret Saturdays

Jay Stephens was born on March 22, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is known for his work on The Secret Saturdays (2008), KaBlam! (1996) and Tutenstein (2003).

17. John Rogers

Writer | Catwoman

John Rogers was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Catwoman (2004), The Core (2003) and Transformers (2007).

18. George Scribner

Writer | The Lion King

George Scribner is known for his work on The Lion King (1994), Oliver & Company (1988) and Heavy Metal (1981).

19. Rob Minkoff

Director | The Lion King

Rob Minkoff was born on August 11, 1962 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Robert Ralph Minkoff. He is a producer and director, known for The Lion King (1994), Stuart Little 2 (2002) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). He has been married to Crystal Kung since September 29, 2007.

20. Gary Trousdale

Director | The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Gary Trousdale was born in La Crescenta, California. His fascination with animation was fostered as a child, where he drew cartoons from an elementary school age. He planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. He was hired in ...

21. Kirk Wise

Director | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Kirk Wise was born on August 24, 1963 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for his work on Spirited Away (2001), Beauty and the Beast (1991) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996).

22. Will Finn

Art_department | The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Will Finn was born on November 1, 1958 in the USA as William Snelgrove Finn. He is known for his work on The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), The Secret of NIMH (1982) and Home on the Range (2004).

23. Tony Bancroft

Director | Mulan

Tony Bancroft has spent the past 16 years developing his skills as an Animator/Director with Walt Disney Feature Animation, Sony Imageworks, and currently with Toonacious Family Entertainment, his own animation studio.

Tony was accepted into the exclusive, Disney-sponsored California Institute of ...

24. Barry Cook

Director | Mulan

Barry Cook was born and raised in Nashville, TN, USA. He began making films at the age of ten on the family super 8 camera. He won two prizes in the local PBS-sponsored Young Filmakers Festival with "The Vampire" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" at the age of twelve. During summers, he and his brother...

25. Matt Stone

Music_department | South Park

Matt Stone was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Matthew Richard Stone. He is known for his work on South Park (1997), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and Team America: World Police (2004). He has been married to Angela Howard since 2008. They have two children.

26. Matt Groening

Writer | The Simpsons

Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. ...

27. Mike Judge

Writer | Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Mike Judge was born on October 17, 1962 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as Michael Craig Judge. He is a writer and producer, known for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999) and Beavis and Butt-Head (1993).

28. Simon Wells

Director | The Time Machine

Simon Wells was born in 1961. He is known for his work on The Time Machine (2002), The Prince of Egypt (1998) and Flushed Away (2006). He is married to Wendy Wells. They have two children.

29. Bruce W. Smith

Writer | The Proud Family

Bruce W. Smith is a feature film character animator, director and television producer. He is best known as the creator and executive producer of the Disney Channel hit show The Proud Family and for supervising the animation of the evil villain Dr. Facilier in the Walt Disney animated film The ...

30. Clyde Geronimi

Director | Cinderella

Clyde Geronimi was born on June 12, 1901 in Chiavenna, Lombardy, Italy as Clito Enrico Geronimi. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Peter Pan (1953) and Alice in Wonderland (1951). He died on April 24, 1989 in Newport Beach, California, USA.

31. Bibo Bergeron

Director | Un monstre à Paris

Bibo Bergeron was born as Eric Bergeron. He is known for his work on A Monster in Paris (2011), The Road to El Dorado (2000) and Shark Tale (2004).

32. Eric Goldberg

Animation_department | Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Eric Goldberg was born on May 1, 1955 in Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA as Eric A. Goldberg. He is known for his work on Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Fantasia 2000 (1999) and The Princess and the Frog (2009). He has been married to Susan Goldberg since August 7, 1982. They have two children.

33. Tom Ellery

Animation_department | Beauty and the Beast

34. Jun Falkenstein

Director | The Tigger Movie

Jun Falkenstein has been an animation director, writer, and story artist for the past 25 years. She grew up in Laguna Beach, California, and received a B.A. from USC's prestigious School of Cinema-Television in 1991. She made her television directorial debut in 1994 with the Hanna Barbera TV movie,...

35. John Wilson

Animation_department | Grease

John was wounded in WWII, while serving in the British Army "Desert Rats", in North Africa. Being a graphic artist, on return to England, he started as asst. art director at Pinewood Studio, with David Lean. Seeing a note on the studio notice board asking for cartoonists and artists to apply at GBA...

36. Mark Dindal

Writer | Chicken Little

Mark Dindal was born on May 15, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Mark Louis Dindal. He is known for his work on Chicken Little (2005), The Emperor's New Groove (2000) and Cats Don't Dance (1997). He has been married to Samie Maeda since August 29, 1981. They have two children. Mark Dindal works on ...

37. Satoshi Kon

Writer | Tôkyô goddofâzâzu

Satoshi Kon was born in 1963. He studied at the Musashino College of the Arts. He began his career as a Manga artist. He then moved to animation and worked as a background artist on many films (including Roujin Z (1991) by 'Katsuhiro Otomo'). Then, in 1995, he wrote an episode of the anthology film ...

38. Pixote Hunt

Art_director | Fantasia 2000

Pixote Hunt is known for his work on Fantasia 2000 (1999), The Black Cauldron (1985) and The Emperor's New Groove (2000).

40. George Daugherty

Music_department | Peter and the Wolf

Born in Pendleton, Indiana, George Daugherty attended Butler University Jordan College of Music, Indiana University, and The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. At the age of 19, he formed The Pendleton Festival Symphony, which grew into a professional summer orchestra which ...

41. Gabor Csupo

Producer | Rugrats

Gabor Csupo is a Hungarian animator, film director, and producer. He has had a long career, but he is better known as the co-founder of animation studio Klasky Csupo. The other major co-founder was his business partner and wife Arlene Klasky.

Csupo was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1952. At the time ...

42. Seth Green

Actor | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job (2003), Without a Paddle (2004), Party Monster (2003), Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Old Dogs (2009) and dozens more, including starring roles in Sexy Evil Genius (2013), The Story of Luke...



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